White Collar

Season 1 Episode 3

Book of Hours

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 06, 2009 on USA



  • Trivia

    • The priest says that the Bible originally belonged to the Church of St. Camillus de Lellis in Naples. There is no "St. Camillus" in Naples. However, St. Camillus is a Catholic saint and is the patron saint of the sick, hospitals and nurses (and, in some areas, against gambling) who was born in the Kingdom of Naples in 1550.

  • Quotes

    • Caffrey: It's a pleasure doing business with you.
      Fiametta: (pulls out a gun) You'll never know how much pleasure it could have been.
      Caffrey: You know, I had a feeling all that lovey-dovey stuff last night was BS.
      Fiametta: Next time you should trust your instincts.
      Caffrey: Oh! Oh, I did. (pulls out something from his pocket) Clip. Lifted it when I patted you down.
      Fiametta: You forgot about the one in the chamber.
      Caffrey: Dammit. I've never been a gun guy.

    • Jones: Wow! She's bringin' him back here for dessert.
      Cruz: Of course she is.
      Jones: Oh, you jealous you ain't gettin' any of it?
      Cruz: Neal? No! I'm perfectly fine with the stale-ass coffee I have in the van, thank you.

    • Mozzie: (posing as an FBI agent) Look, I just need a urine swab from the vic's toilet. If I don't get it soon, it'll spike the cross-reactivity and then...
      Dixon: I got orders too, pal. No I.D., no pee.

    • Burke: All right, look, when they dug up King Tut, everybody made such a big deal out of the curse of the pharaoh.
      Caffrey: Yeah, two dozen people who entered the tomb ended up dead.
      Burke: Yeah, they probably caught some old bacterial infection. Germs. There's your divine intervention.
      Caffrey: God can't use bacteria?
      Burke: I prefer my miracles with a little more smiting and lightning.

    • Ruiz: Where's your pet convict?
      Burke: I left him in the car with the windows cracked.

    • Barelli: Last week, somebody walks into my church... steals the Bible.
      Burke: A bible? An actual bible?
      Barelli: Yeah, you know, the Flood, Abraham sacrifices Isaac. You heard of it?

    • Mozzie: Yes, I'll take [the bottle] back to the lab, run some tests.
      Caffrey: You don't have a lab. You have a storage unit.
      Mozzie: Semantics.

    • Caffrey: So you don't think some higher power could have saved the congregation?
      Burke: Oh, I'm more inclined to think they kept the doors shut and loaded up on vitamin C.
      Caffrey: Maybe God works with what He's got.
      Burke: And God said, 'Shut thine doors and eat thine oranges?'
      Caffrey: Why not?

    • Burke: Glad we followed your hunch. I hope it takes us somewhere.
      Caffrey: Oh, ye of little faith.
      Burke: (sighs) Been waiting all day to trot that one out, huh?
      Caffrey: Been holdin' on to it since lunch.

    • Caffrey: Any problems getting in?
      Mozzie: None. [The cop] thinks I'm swabbing toilets. I figure we've got about ten minutes until he gets curious.
      Caffrey: Why, is that the standard toilet-swabbing time?
      Mozzie: Yes! that's exactly what it is.
      Caffrey: Now, you look pretty comfortable in that FBI windbreaker. Maybe it's time to consider a new career path.
      Mozzie: No, I prefer to keep my soul.

    • Burke: Then it's a Book of Hours.
      Fiametta: Most likely, yes. In the Italian style.
      Burke: It's a large prayer book to show their devotion. Monks and nuns had to recite the psalms, hymns, or chants at specific times all day long.
      Caffrey: Sunday school.
      Burke: Lots of Sundays.

    • Elizabeth: You know, if [Maria]'s smart, she's not gonna have that bible anywhere close to her.
      Burke: El, I've never seen this devious side.
      Elizabeth: Don't cross me. (winks at Peter)

    • (Caffrey is reading Maria's palm)
      Caffrey: Calluses. Not afraid to get dirty.
      Fiametta: Well, that's true. What else?
      Caffrey: No ring. Between that and the calluses, I'm guessing work gets in the way?
      Fiametta: (takes Caffrey's hand) No ring for you either.
      Caffrey: Yeah. Prison got in the way.

    • Fiametta: You know what? I don't trust you.
      Caffrey: Smart. I wouldn't trust me either.

    • Caffrey: Look, maybe you don't steal it for the money - maybe you steal because you're a true believer.
      Burke: A true believer?
      Caffrey: You got something better?
      Burke: Every person in that church has a felony record. Only people I don't suspect are the ones in prison.

    • Fiametta: With all due respect, Neal, we could make quite a fine pair.
      Caffrey: With all due respect, Maria, shut up and drive.

    • Elizabeth: You have a lot more faith in a ratty old tie than you do Neal.
      Burke: Well, this ratty old tie's never forged a priceless map of Vinland.
      Elizabeth: Why is it so hard for you to believe that he'll do the right thing?
      Burke: Oh, let's just say that's not his first instinct.
      Elizabeth: And trust isn't yours.
      Burke: Occupational hazard. I like to know I can count on something.
      Elizabeth: I know you do. But sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith.

    • Barelli: Nobody from this parish stole that bible.
      Burke: Oh, sure. You guys are all choirboys, right, Barelli?
      Caffrey: No surveillance cameras.
      Barelli: The Lord sees all -- and that's good enough for us.

  • Notes

    • Kirk Acevedo (Detective Joseph Ruiz) and Tiffani Thiessen (Elizabeth Burke) worked together on the last two episodes of the first (and only) season of the FOX series Fastlane.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Kniha hodin (Book of Hours)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada - November 13, 2009 on Bravo
      Latin America - March 23, 2010 on FOX
      Sweden - April 21, 2010 on TV4+
      United Kingdom - May 5, 2010 on Bravo
      Czech Republic - October 7, 2010 on Prima
      Bulgaria - May 26, 2011 on bTV Cinema
      Germany - September 27, 2011 on RTL
      Slovakia - September 3, 2012 on JOJ Plus

  • Allusions

    • Burke: A regular Cindiana Jones.

      Burke is making a word-play joke in describing a female Indiana Jones, who is one of the most popular archaeologist, treasure hunter, and adventurer in film history. The character was played by Harrison Ford in the movie franchise.

    • Caffrey: He works in mysterious ways.

      An early use of this expression can be seen in a verse of an 18th century poem by William Cowper: "God works in a mysterious way / His wonders to perform; / He plants His footsteps in the sea / And rides upon the storm."